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Bokta Peak Climbing (6,143m) - 23 days

  • Bokta Peak (6143m) Climbing Route
  • Bokta Peak (6143m)
  • Bokta Peak (6143m) in Kanchenjunga region

 Trip Info

Trip Code: DHA/PC-01
Destination: : Nepal
Trekking Duration: 13 days
Climbing Period: 5 days
Trek Type : Teahouse basis
Grade:
Maximum Elevation : 6,143M.
Avg. hours of walk / day : 6 hours
Best Month of the Year : April, May, Oct and Nov
Hotel Accommodation : 4 nights 3-star hotel, twin sharing BB basis
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Brief Introduction to Bokta Peak Climbing

Bokta Peak (6,143m) is on west view from Ramche, on Yalung glacier on the way to Kanchenjunga south base camp. Bokta peak is only the trekking peak, category “A” under Nepal Mountaineering Association in Kanchenjunga Himalaya region. Only a few mountaineers use to climb this peak because its located in a very remote area of far east Nepal. The peak is challenging, semi-technical and more adventure trekking peak in Nepal, a high level of physical fitness is required to summit this peak. It's stunning, but achievable objective close to Mt. Kanchenjunga. 
 
Bokta peak climbing offers unique Himalayan views of the eastern part of Nepal including Mt. Kanchenjunga 8,586m (the third highest mountain in the world), Jannu Himal/ Kumbhakarana 7,710m, Dhormo peak 6,850m, Nupchu 6,690m etc, lush valleys, beautiful landscape, wild animals and Tibetan culture and their warm hospitality.
 
Our itinerary includes trekking over Selele Pass (4,480m) and hiking to Oktang base camp (4,730m), therefore we gave enough activities for good acclimatization before attempting the peak and trekking itself is very adventurous, therefore the trekking and climbing Bokta Peak trip will be very suitable for those who are looking for trekking in remote area, trekking in crowd less area and an extra challenge on 6,000m peak.

Journey Outline 

We will fly from KTM to Bhadrapur and continue to Taplejung by drive. From Taplejung, we began our trek following a route along a ridge top towards the Tamour River where we will enjoy panoramic views of the Makalu (8,485m) and Chamlung (7,321m) peaks. We will continue through forests and rhododendron thickets and soon the Kanchenjunga range will appear. Trekking through the Limbu villages to the terraced mountainside village of Amji-lhasa, we will get to the legendary Sherpa village of Ghunsa (3,427m). We will visit the monastery there and soon have our first glimpse of a sea of unclimbed peaks including the Jannu (25,289ft) known as a “mystery peak” or “Terror “. After spending an extra acclimatization day in Ghunsa, we will cross the either the Selele (4,480m) or Lapsang La (5,110m) depending on which is the safest at the time, into the Simbua Khola valley and camp at Ramche (4580m). We will rest and explore the Yalung Glacier and the southern face of Kanchenjunga, then we headed to Bokta Peak base camp for climbing of the peak, we have allocated about 4/5 days to climb the peak, we will set up a high camp at around 5,700m and attempt the peak. Our Bokta peak climbing is based on Sherpa guided climb on fix line basis. After climbing the peak, our return trek will be more adventurous as we trek through the several villages. This trip will fulfill your dream of seeing one of the most remote lands in the world. 

TRIP HIGHTLIGHTS

  • Panoramic views of Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586m) and its sister’s mountains, Visit to South & North Base Camp of Mt. Kanchenjunga.
  • Develop high altitude expedition skills, build a foundation for big mountains
  • Trek through forest and remote villages, cultures & traditions of Eastern Nepal Peoples
  • Explore the ancient & fascination city of Kathmandu

DETAILS ITINERARY

Day 1

Arrival in KTM, transfer to hotel, trip briefing etc.

Arrival in KTM, transfer to hotel, trip briefing etc.

Day 2

Tours, preparations/packing etc.

Tours, preparations/packing etc.

Day 3

Fly to Bhadrapur (45min) and drive to Phidim, 6hrs

Fly to Bhadrapur (45min) and drive to Phidim, 6hrs

Day 4

Drive to Taplejung (4 hrs) and continue drive to Ranipul, 5hrs

Drive to Taplejung (4 hrs) and continue drive to Ranipul, 5hrs

Day 5

Trek to Sekhathum along Ghunsa River (1,648m), 5hrs

Trek to Sekhathum along Ghunsa River (1,648m), 5hrs

Day 6

Trek to Amji-lhasa (2,390m), 6 hrs

Trek to Amji-lhasa (2,390m), 6 hrs

Day 7

Trek to Gyabla (2,730m), 5 hrs

Trek to Gyabla (2,730m), 5 hrs

Day 8

Visit Phele-gompa (monastery). Continue to Ghunsa (3,472m), 4hrs

Visit Phele-gompa (monastery). Continue to Ghunsa (3,472m), 4hrs

Day 9

Acclimatization day etc.

Acclimatization day etc.

Day 10

Trek to Selele Pass (4,480m), 6hrs

Trek to Selele Pass (4,480m), 6hrs

Day 11

Trek to Ramche (4,580m), 6hrs

Trek to Ramche (4,580m), 6hrs

Day 12

Hiking to Okhtang Base Camp (4,730m), 6hrs

Hiking to Okhtang Base Camp (4,730m), 6hrs

Day 13

Trek to Bokta Peak Base Camp (4,900m), 4hrs

Trek to Bokta Peak Base Camp (4,900m), 4hrs

Day 14 -17

Climbing on Bokta Peak (6,143m)

Climbing on Bokta Peak (6,143m)

Day 18

Trek to Torangdin (2,995m), 6hrs

Trek to Torangdin (2,995m), 6hrs

Day 19

Trek to Hellok via Yasang (1740m), 7hrs

Trek to Hellok via Yasang (1740m), 7hrs

Day 20

Trek to Ranipul (2 hrs) and drive to Taplejung, (6hrs)

Trek to Ranipul (2 hrs) and drive to Taplejung, (6hrs)

Day 21

Drive to Bhadrapur airport and fly to KTM

Drive to Bhadrapur airport and fly to KTM 

Day 22

Kathmandu. Evening celebration meal.

Kathmandu. Evening celebration meal.

Day 23

International departure to home

International departure to home
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HIRING OPTIONS

  • Carabiner (Unlock) - USD 0.50 per/day 
  • Carabiner (Lock) - USD 0.50 per/day 
  • Harness - USD 1 per/day 
  • Halmet (Camp/BD) - USD 1 per/day 
  • Ice Axe (55cm to 75cm) - USD 1 per/day 
  • Mountaineering boot (Spantik or similar, size UK 6 to 12) - USD 4.50 per/day 
  • Mountaineering boot (Scarpa or similar, size UK 6 to 12) - USD 2.50 per/day 
  • Crampon - USD 1 per/day 
  • Figure of 8/Descender - USD 1 per/day 
  • Jumar/Ascender - USD 1.5 per/day
  • Down jacket (450 grams down) - USD 2 per/day 
  • Seeping bag (-20 degree rated) - USD 2.5 per/day 

COST INCLUDES

  • Bokta Peak Climbing Permit
  • Controlled area trekking permit fee
  • Conservation/National park fees and all govt. taxes.
  • All internal flight cost with airport departure tax
  • 3-star hotel, 4 nights accommodation on twin shari3870 ng BB basis
  • All airport/hotel/airport transfers by private vehicles
  • Climbing Sherpa Guide 1:2 or 1:3 ratios based on number climbers in the team
  • Climbing Sherpa’s wages, climbing bonus & allowances etc.
  • Required number of porters
  • All meals along the way at tea houses (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • All drinks (tea, coffee, treated drinking water)
  • Light camping equipment with high altitude tents at base camp and on climbing
  • All climbing hardware gears i.e. ropes, anchors etc.
  • EPI gases with stove for high camp cooking purpose
  • High attitude individual packed food for climbing period
  • All necessary climbing hardware gears including climbing ropes
  • Group first aid kit with Oxygen set for medical back up purpose
  • Satellite phone for any emergency call purpose (personal call on payable basis)
  • Insurance of all local team members and equipment for porters
  • Half day guided city tours
  • Group celebration dinner after the trip in KTM

COST EXCLUDES

  • Medical/personal high risk insurance, (must cover emergency evacuation cost)
  • International flight ticket
  • Personal trek & climbing gears
  • Personal/Additional Climbing Sherpa USD 1,300.00 per/climbing Sherpa
  • Major meals in Kathmandu and extra/additional hotel nights in KTM
  • Cost of personal expenses i.e. telephone calls, laundry, Toiletry items etc.
  • Bottle water, boiled water, soft drinks, beers
  • Tips to the local staff

Fitness Requirements 

Most of our trekking peaks are over 6,000m; therefore we count it as a tough trip. Your tough level of fitness is really important for this trek. So we strongly suggest preparing yourself for good physical fitness level. You do not need to be an athlete but a good level of overall fitness is important. Being fit will certainly improve your chances of reaching your chosen summit. As an indication, you should be able to walk 8 km / 5 miles with a maximum height gain of 800m / 2,000ft with a 10kg rucksack in 5 hours or less.
 
In order to get ready for this challenge, you need to be trained at least for about 4 to 6 months to prepare yourself as a strong candidate. You can go to the fitness center every morning for about 2 hours, do hiking every weekend with increasing weights on your pack (i.e. 7kg, 10kg, 13 kg, 16kg and up to 20kg). Manage some time for cycling for a couple of hours for 3 or 4 times a week. However, during climbing, there might be little symptoms of altitude illness like mild headache, fatigue, etc. but take it as normal and just drink a lot of water (4 – 5 liters) every day. On this trek, you need to be able to hike 6 – 10 hours over hilly terrain up to 6,000m of altitude with a daypack. 

Value of Previous Experience

All of our trekking peaks climbing trips are accessible to experienced trekkers and those who have done some climbing trips in European mountains in order to take another challenge on the Himalayas Mountains. This trip will be helpful if you want to gain some knowledge about mountaineering and have a future plan to climb the BIG Mountains.
 
If you have any previous mountaineering experiences and well knowledge about playing with mountaineering gears, good with rock climbing and ice climbing will increase the chances of reaching the summit but previous trekking and mountaineering experiences are not mandatory and also doesn’t require any technical experience. Note that if you are participating in one of the technical climbing peak then you must have well knowledge about playing with mountaineering climbing gears (i.e. crampon with boot, Ice axe, harness, ropes, jumars, prussiks, abseiling, moving past knots, anchor, etc.).Crampons are used for maximum grip and harness and ropes are used for maximum safety during climbing. But for those who have no mountaineering experience and skill but have got tough level of fitness, you will have a basic training session by our guides about how to use the climbing gears during rest/acclimatization day. So we always make sure regarding the safety of the team and the successful climb of the peak. 

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Price 2019 : USD 3800 Price 2020 : USD 3875
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